June 7 Sports Briefs

Friday, June 7, 2019

Warriors exec who shoved Raptors player fined, banned

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors’ executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors’ investor and a member of the team’s executive board, was banned from the NBA for one year and fined one day after he shoved Lowry during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Toronto-Golden State finals matchup. Lowry dove into a row of courtside seats in an effort to save a loose ball. Stevens, wearing an NBA-issued credential, was seated about two spots away from where Lowry landed in the seats. Stevens shoved Lowry in the upper body, and Lowry said he repeated a vulgar phrase to him about four times during the brief incident.

NFL: Eagles reward Carson Wentz with extension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz proved to the Philadelphia Eagles in three years he’s worth a huge investment. Wentz and the Eagles have agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. The deal adds four years to Wentz’s rookie contract. It’s worth $128 million with more than $107 million guaranteed, according to ESPN. “From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special, I knew they had the most passionate fans in the world, in all of sports, and I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special and to be cemented here means the world to me,” Wentz wrote on Twitter. Wentz, who played college football at North Dakota State, is 23-17 in three seasons as the starting quarterback but has missed 13 games, including five playoff contests over the past two years. He finished third in NFL MVP voting in 2017 when backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.

Outlaws play in Spearfish tourney this weekend

The Miles City Outlaw varsity baseball club will play in the Spearfish tourney, in Spearfish, South Dakota, this weekend. The first game is Friday at 10 a.m. against Wheatland and the tournament will continue through Sunday. The Outlaws are just back from a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they went 3-3 and finished in the top eight of the tournament. The Outlaws are 19-13 so far this season. They are led at the plate by four batters with big numbers — Jace Notbohm (41 RBIs, four home runs), Kade Mosley (31 RBIs, 25 hits, and .463 batting average), Mike Teeling (31 hits, 28 RBIs) and Shane Sinclair (40 runs, 30 hits, 20 RBIs). The Outlaws are batting .348 as a team and reach base about 49% of the time. On the mound the Outlaws are led by starting pitcher Sinclair, who has a record of 5-0 with a team leading ERA of 1.817. Sinclair has pitched over 34 innings this season and given up 24 hits while striking out 55 and walking only 13.

— by Star Staff

Yankees avoid 3-game sweep with 6-2 win over Jays

TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ (6-3) pitched seven strong innings to win his fifth straight decision, Aaron Hicks and Gio Urshela homered, and New York beat Toronto 6-2 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep in Toronto.DJ LeMahieu had three hits and two RBIs, and the Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak, their first since early April. Aroldis Chapman got his 18th save in 19 opportunities for New York. Edwin Jackson (0-4) allowed six runs, two earned, in 3 1/3 innings, losing his fourth straight start. Jackson decreased his ERA to 11.90 after allowing 10 runs in his previous outing at Colorado.